THE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL BLENDS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AN AIR COOLED ROTARY TROCHOIDAL ENGINE
Results obtained from tests on an air cooled Rotary Trochoidal Engine fuelled with a gasoline-alcohol mixture, without modification of the carburetor, are presented in this paper. The tests were performed with one and two spark plugs. Amongst the obtained results, lower thermal load, better economy and improvement in cycling uniformity when running with two spark plugs were observed. The observed reduction in the rotor housing wall temperature and in the oil sump temperature presents particular advantages for an air cooled engine.
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- International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 27-March 2, 1984.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- GUTMAN, M
- Iuster, I
- Publication Date: 1984
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Blends; Cooling systems; Engine performance; Gasoline; Rotary engines; Temperature
- Old TRIS Terms: Air cooling; Trochoidal engines
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00394238
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 840237, HS-038 112
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM